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Dec 13, 2007 09:52 PM

The best cupcake in Montreal

doesn't come from a cupcake shop, but from a wine bar.

If you haven't been to Bouchonné on the corner of Fairmount and St. Laurent yet, this is reason enough to go. Handmade by Julie, this cupcake has an amazing texture, decadent chocolate flavour, rich, not too sweet, topped with icing that's described as "pink flavoured". It easily stands up to Cocoa Locale's famed chocolate chai cupcake.

As if their incredible cheese board, well-planned menu, and excellent by-the-glass wine menu wasn't enough, now they add this to the plate? I think I may just move in permanently.

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  1. Sounds like you have - LOL - are you there every night???? And does the vin jaune go with the aforementioned cupcake??

    3 Replies
    1. re: maisonbistro

      Just twice in the oh, nine days it's been open. Not bad considering they're two blocks away!

      That vin jaune was lovely, but I think I'd go with the comte instead of the cupcake!

      1. re: maisonbistro

        How does a cupcake differ from a piece of cake or even a muffin?

        I'm serious! :)

        1. re: nutrition

          The short of it: a cupcake is a small cake, a muffin a small quick bread. It's in the 'crumb'. Cake has a smaller crumb. (There have been other threads on this topic, but this was the one I found first.)

      2. Ah, you speak of the "James Benton" cupcake, which I had yesterday. It's named after a contractor that gave them problems before opening! And I agree, it's really yummy.

        I'd also recommend their amaretti with a caramel, fleur de sel sauce.